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Structure function analysis of blazars AP Librae and 3c279

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dc.contributor.advisor Knop, Robert A.
dc.contributor.author Jensen, Anders A.
dc.date.accessioned 2008-06-16T16:38:37Z
dc.date.available 2008-06-16T16:38:37Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-27
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1803/920
dc.description Highest Honors in Astronomy
dc.description.abstract Blazars AP Librae and 3c279 are analyzed for microvariability using a technique known as structure function analysis. AP Librae was observed in April of 2005 and 3c279 was observed in April of 2007. The data for AP Librae was previously reduced by Andrew Collazzi and the author reduced the data for 3c279. Both sets of data were reduced using Robert Knop's data reduction program. The author ran structure function analysis on both sets of data. Structure function analysis is a statistical analysis run on data that is suppose to nd timescales of variability, periodicity, and the noise type of data. Previous analysis of AP Librae confirmed mircrovariability, which also shows up in the structure function of AP Librae. Blazar 3c279 was much quieter than AP Librae and showed no microvariability durning any of the nights. en
dc.language.iso en_US en
dc.publisher Vanderbilt University. Dept. of Physics & Astronomy
dc.subject AP Librae en
dc.subject 3c279 en
dc.subject Blazars en
dc.subject Microvariability en
dc.subject.lcsh BL Lacertae objects en
dc.subject.lcsh Active galactic nuclei en
dc.subject.lcsh Light curves en
dc.title Structure function analysis of blazars AP Librae and 3c279 en
dc.type Thesis en
dc.description.college College of Arts and Science
dc.description.department Department of Physics and Astronomy


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